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Atlanta, Georgia (1995 – present)

Goodie Mob, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the (commerically viable) Dirty South movement. Members Cee-Lo (Thomas Callaway), Khujo Goodie (Willie Knighton, Jr.), T-Mo Goodie (Robert Barnett), and Big Gipp (Cameron Gipp) make up the group, which has been functioning since 1995.

“GOODIE MOb”, as it’s written on their album covers, means the “GOOD DIE Mostly Over bullshit”. Cee-Lo notes in a song off the Soul Food album that, ” you take out one ‘O’ it stands for ‘GOD Is Every Man Of blackness.’ “

Its members were all born in Atlanta, and the group is based there with the rest of the Dungeon Family, a collective which includes OutKast, Witch Doctor and P.A. (Parental Advisory). Goodie was first heard reciting haunting politically charged poetry on several songs from OutKast’s first album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. His reputation as a poet, thinker and social commentator is legendary in the southern hip-hop community.

Cee-Lo was the most visible member of the group prior to his departure in 2000 due in part to his distinct voice, while Big Gipp has made several rounds on other Dungeon Family members’ albums, and T-Mo and Khujo form a duo within the group called The Lumberjacks.


Soul Food (1995)

Goodie Mob’s debut was the Gold-certified album Soul Food in (1995). Produced by Organized Noize and critically acclaimed, the album went gold. It was on this album that the phrase Dirty South was actually coined, with a song of that same title. This album touched on many social and political issues such as racism, discrimination, geo-politics, and gentrification.


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  • WestSideTrippin

    Best hip-hop group from ATL

    29 Mar 2:51pm Reply
  • Isco91

    Still bitter over how weak AATM is.

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Collis

    soul food is one of the best hip hop albums. so smooth.

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • theking2008

    i don't think its all that bad. some of them songs belong on a cee-lo album though.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • GameTheory29

    new album has a couple gems, but mostly weak

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • John__Lemon

    Really down on the new joint. It's pretty left field and works in some places but rarely

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BuddieLove

    my favorite group of all time just dropped one of the worst albums i've ever heard... damn shame

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CLaettnerVerwys


    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • bitchimspecial

    The latest album is very theatrical. Not at all what I expected, but I think I still like.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • shaq91

    Vote Up!! &

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • danmarzella24

    Love the new album!

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    I don't really like the late era outcast that much and I honestly didn't like the album. Cee Lo sounds really annoying and the whole album sounds too random and out of place. I knew that the new album is going to sound nothing like their previous albums and I listened to it 2 times and I still dont remember anything. Anyway, to each his own I guess.

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • methane36

    @Yeah_Brah . this album sounds like late era outcast and dungeon family with a modern twist. im predicting pitchfork will give this a best new album cuz it has that hipster sound appeal. its surprisingly different from previous goodie mob albums and i dont mind the sound.

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    @methane36 - What do "the pitchfork hipsters" have to do with Goodie Mob? Anyway, the new album is really dissapointing. It's ok by the new low southern hip-hop standards (a.k.a. 99% trash) but overall forgettable.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • stringerbell

    New album is literally one of the worst things I've heard all year. Hard to believe it's the same dudes who made Soul Food.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • methane36

    where all the pitchfork hipster at for Age Against the Machine? i must be early

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CaraElectronica

    Ah those wonderful days when Cee-Lo wasn't a douchebag. Goodie Mob dropped 2 classics.

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • milkynomad

    Unusual is beautiful

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiJack67

    "Who's that peekin' in my window?" POW! "Nobody now."

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    What dirty south hip-hop should sound like :)

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
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